Only the formation of a new entity can save the Malaysian sepak takraw at the international level, according to the sports commissioner | Sports

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the Asian Sepak Takraw Federation (ASTAF) refused in a recent letter to accept the Malaysian Sepak Takraw Association (PSM) as an affiliate member. — photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 6 – Sports Commissioner Ibrahim Mohd Yusof today hinted that only the formation of a new entity would be able to prevent the national sport of sepak takraw from continuing to miss out on international level.

Ibrahim said the Asian Sepak Takraw Federation (ASTAF) refused in a recent letter to accept the Malaysian Sepak Takraw Association (PSM) as an affiliate member because the latter had consistently violated its rules.

Therefore, he said, if no new entity could replace the PSM, the development of sepak takraw would only be limited to the national level, which could have a negative impact on the future of the sport in the country. .

“According to the letter I received, ASTAF no longer accepts PSM, so there is no point in considering PSM as a body to oversee Malaysian sepak takraw.

“We don’t want that because the victims are the players, so let’s take whatever action we think is appropriate so that the development of sepak takraw, especially at a higher level, is not affected,” he said, contacted by Bernama. , today.

Earlier, local media reported that six former PSM affiliates were ready to form a new entity known as the ‘Malaysian Confederation Sepak Takraw’, with a request submitted to the Sports Commissioner.

The six are Selangor Sepak Takraw Association; Putrajaya Federal Territory Sepak Takraw Association; Sarawak Sepak Takraw Association; Perlis Sepak Takraw Association; Kedah Sepak Takraw Association; and the Sepak Takraw Association of the Federal Territory of Labuan.

Ibrahim said his department would help register the new entity, as it was the best solution due to ASTAF’s clear position on refusing PSM.

“We will register based on the application received. So we will make it easier like we usually do with new bodies,” he said.

PSM was withdrawn as an affiliate member of ASTAF in May last year.

The dismissal was due to the fact that PSM had been found guilty following the actions of its then president, Datuk Seri Ahmad Ismail, in his capacity as vice-president of ASTAF, for having sent letters to the Olympic Council Asia (OCA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

A month later, Ahmad Ismail, known as ‘Tok Mat’, resigned as president of the PSM, a post he had held since 2002. — Bernama

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